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QView #159 | September 11, 2023

What’s News

Queens College Night brought alumni baseball fans and their family and friends to Citi Field on August 9. An amazin’ time was had by all, with the Mets beating the Chicago Cubs, 4-3.

The CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium joined the Queer Caribbean Liberation Collective in the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn on September 4. The collective was formed by Caribbean Equality Project founder and CEO Mohamed Amin ’08. Associate Director of the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium JC Carlson (LGBTQIAA+ Programs) represented Queens College. The contingent was visited by New York State Assemblymember Khaleel Anderson ’19 and community activist and former SA President Japneet Singh BA ’16, MS ’18. Queens College LGBTQIAA+ Programs in partnership with the Caribbean Equality Project will be hosting the second annual Queeribbean Crossings Conference at Queens College on Thursday, December 7.

vendors selling Halal food
vendor selling pastries

Food, glorious food! New vendors have added variety to the meals and snacks available on campus. Locations of vendors can be found here.

New faculty met and mingled with President Frank H. Wu, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Price, and members of the president's cabinet and academic affairs team at a reception in Douglaston on September 7. Sociology Emeritus Andrew Beveridge, a well-known demographer, spoke about Queens County, its history, immigrant traditions, and current composition.

The campus observed the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks in a solemn gathering, with moments of silence at 8:46 am and again at 9:03 am; the bells of the Chaney-Goodman-Schwerner Clock Tower chimed then to mark the times when planes crashed into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. Speakers included New York State Senator John C. Liu (photo); Henry Yam, chief of staff for New York City Council Member James F. Gennaro; and from Queens College, President Frank H. Wu, Father José Diaz, Student Association President William Barron, and Rabbi Sara Zacharia.

Spring for Scholarship Funding

Students still have time to apply for Queens College internal scholarships for the spring semester, in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,500. Conditions for these awards vary. Some scholarships are for full-time students only; some are limited to those pursuing a specific major. Most of these opportunities require students to have filed the FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For details, click on each scholarship on the list.

Students must apply for these spring semester scholarships by October 10. 

For complete instructions, see last month’s mailer on internal scholarships.

Questions? Email Honors and Scholarships [email protected].

CUNY Distinguishes QC Professors

Ammiel Alcalay

Talia Schaffer

Two QC faculty members—Ammiel Alcalay (CMAL) and (English)—are among the dozen scholars promoted last month to distinguished CUNY professorships.

“The 12 faculty members who have recently been elevated to CUNY’s distinguished professoriate join a group of extraordinary scholars and teachers who have built international reputations for their scholarship, creativity, and vision,” said Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “We congratulate these individuals on this latest recognition of their accomplished status as leading lights within their fields.”

Alcalay is a poet, novelist, translator, critic, and scholar with some 30 books to his credit; his next two titles, Controlled Demolition: A work in four books, and Follow the Person: Archival Encounters, will be published in 2024. He has written for The New York Times, Time magazine, The Village Voice, The New Republic, and Middle East Report, as well as for such literary journals as Grand Street, Conjunctions, and Paper Air. In 2017, he received a Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award as the founder and general editor of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.

Schaffer has published widely on topics in 19th-century literature and material culture, with over 50 articles on disability studies, noncanonical women writers, popular fiction, aestheticism, and Victorian texts. In her most recent book, Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction, she uses the feminist philosophy of ethics of care as a way of understanding Victorian social relations. Her other books include Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage and Victorian Fiction, which won the North American Victorian Studies Association’s Best Book Prize for 2016 and was selected as one of Choice’s Outstanding

Academic Books of 2016.

“I warmly congratulate Ammiel Alcalay and Talia Schaffer on their elevation to distinguished status,” said President Frank H. Wu. “They are outstanding members of the QC faculty and deserve this recognition.”

Poetry Foundation Prizes Kimiko Hahn

In other news about the university’s distinguished faculty, Kimiko Hahn, CUNY Distinguished Professor of English, has won the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for 2023. As noted in the foundation’s press release Poetry Foundation Announces 2023 Pegasus Awards… |, the prize recognizes lifetime achievement and comes with a cash award of $100,000.

Hahn has taught at QC for 30 years. She is the author of ten poetry collections, including Foreign BodiesBrain FeverToxic Flora; The Narrow Road to the Interior; The Unbearable Heart, winner of the American Book Award; and Earshot, winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award.

The Poetry Foundation publishes Poetry magazine and otherwise works to promote poetry and the people who write it.

Women’s Volleyball off to Fast Start

The Queens College women’s volleyball team is off to a great start to the 2023 season. The Knights are 6-1 in their first seven matches—their best start since 2003.

This weekend, the Knights won all three matches at the Wildcat Regional Invitational in Wilmington, Delaware. Queens knocked off Holy Family University, 3-1, on Friday and then defeated host Wilmington University, 3-1, and Jefferson University, 3-2, on Saturday.

Outside Hitter Kendall Conrad has been leading the way so far, averaging 3.15 kills and 0.48 aces per set this season. Setter Despina Boudouris ranks second in the East Coast Conference (ECC) in assists (8.85) and libero Sarah Munn leads the conference in total digs (115).

In other Athletics news, the women’s soccer team earned its first win of the season last Wednesday, upsetting Jefferson University, 2-1. A late goal in the 87th minute by Julia Ragone proved to be the difference. They are 1-1-1 on the young season.

This week, women’s volleyball hosts Pace University on Tuesday at 7 pm and Southern Connecticut State on Saturday at 12 pm. Men’s soccer welcomes Southern Connecticut on Wednesday at 7:30 pm and visits Daemen University on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Women’s soccer entertains Caldwell College on Wednesday at 5 pm and travels to Daemen on Saturday at 11 am. And the men’s and women’s tennis team will compete at the ITA East Regional Championships all weekend, which will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

For the latest Knights’ news, visit https://queensknights.com

New Show at Garage Art Center

The cyclical nature of existence is explored in Circulation The Garage Art Center - Exhibition, an exhibition that just opened at the The Garage Art Center in Bayside. Circulation showcases abstract artist Jeong Min Park, who integrates hanji—paper made from the inner bark of a mulberry tree native to Korea—into some of her pieces. On September 16, Park will lead a workshop in which participants can use pens, needles, chopsticks, and cosmetic brushes to apply ink to hanji.

The Garage Art Center was launched in 2020 by Godwin-Ternbach staffer Stephanie Lee, an artist and curator. The center, which charges no admission, is open only by appointment with The Garage Art Center (as.me); advance registration is required for workshops.

Lost Boyz To Be Found in Springfield Park

Queens Live, a free concert series produced in partnership with New York City Parks and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, will present The Lost Boyz in Springfield Park on Saturday, September 16. The four-hour program, starting at 4 pm, will feature the Boyz—a hip-hop quartet that got its start in Jamaica, Queens, in 1993—as well as Dennis Kellman & Glaze the MC, Royal Flush, DJ Von Thugg, and DJ Godfingaz.


“Come enjoy great music, great energy and create great memories with us,” urges Borough President Donovan Richards, noting that the event celebrates the borough’s place in hip-hop during the Bronx-born genre’s 50th anniversary year.

Business Breakfasts Resume Next Week

The first QC Business Breakfast of the semester will take place on Tuesday, September 19, from 8:30 to 10 am in the Q-Side Lounge of the Dining Hall. On the menu, in addition to a light meal and networking, is a presentation by Joan Nix, an economics professor and alumna. Nix’s publications span economic history, telecommunications, and wavelet analysis of portfolio choices. Her most recent work is on the risk dynamics of Bitcoin.

Business Breakfasts, free to QC students, alumni, and faculty, are co-sponsored by the School of Business and the QC Blackstone LaunchPad Entrepreneurship Program.

Writers in Conversation

Visiting Associate Professor Eugene Lim (English, MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation) will read from his work and discuss it with alumnus Kaz Uy on Tuesday, September 19, 7 to 9 pm, in the Choral Room of the Music Building. Lim is the author of four novels and one chapbook; he has been published in the New Yorker, Granta, and elsewhere and runs Ellipsis Press. Uy earned an MFA at QC. The event will take place in person and over Zoom.

Improving the Borough Environment

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards will host the Queens Climate Expo on September 20, from 3 to 7 pm, in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall. Presented in conjunction with Climate Week NYC, the expo will highlight local zero-waste businesses and offer information sessions on efforts such as Local Law 97, New York City’s groundbreaking emissions-reduction legislation. Workforce development opportunities, family-friendly activities, and refreshments will also be available. Click here to RSVP.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Makes Stop in Queens

The Wall That Heals, a 3/4-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, will be stationed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from September 28 through October 1. The chevron-shaped memorial, open to the public free of charge, honors all who served in Vietnam. Those who lost their lives are listed chronologically. Names start on the right of the apex and fill that entire side; the list resumes at the outer left edge and runs back to the center, symbolically uniting the beginning and end of the conflict. The Wall is accompanied by an education center that provides an overview of the war and features video displays of Vietnam veterans from the area it’s visiting. Dennis Torres (Veteran Support Services) is working with the Office of Communications and Marketing to promote involvement and attendance.  

Volunteers are sought to do four-hour shifts to assemble the memorial; welcome and help visitors; provide general on-site assistance; and take the memorial down. All volunteers will receive on-site training appropriate for their assignment, as well as a meal. Volunteers must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, or legally responsible adult. To participate in this project, register here.

Math Teacher Prep Program Marks TIME-ly Anniversaries

These are memorable times for TIME 2000, Queens College’s groundbreaking program in math-teacher preparation. This year, the program has been celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary; on November 3, it will host its 20th annual Celebrating Mathematics Teaching conference.

Alice Artzt (center) and TIME 2000 graduates

Founding director Alice Artzt ’68, MS ’73, a mathematics education professor, created TIME 2000 after being dismayed by the high dropout rate among mathematics education students. In 1997, the National Science Foundation awarded her and Eleanor Armour-Thomas (Secondary Education and Youth Services, or SEYS) a grant to start a program based on a cohort model of strong students and a faculty mission of “producing excellent mathematics teachers.” The program was launched the following year.

Math Matters

Immersion, community, hard work, and high expectations are the backbone of TIME 2000, whose team of SEYS and Mathematics faculty prepare QC undergraduates to become mathematics teachers for grades 7–12. Whether freshmen, transfers, or QC students, applicants to the program must pass a high bar of grades, aptitude, four years of college-preparatory mathematics, serious commitment to a vocation as mathematics teacher, and a letter of recommendation from a high school math teacher. Once admitted, they pursue a demanding curriculum of math and education courses. They also receive a tuition scholarship, faculty mentoring, enrichment opportunities, and the benefits of taking carefully sequenced coursework together as part of a close-knit cohort.

“The students benefit tenfold,” says TIME 2000 alumna Mara Markinson ’12, MSEd ’15, an assistant professor in SEYS. “They have an immediate cohort of peers who are becoming instant friends, moving through their courses with them, tutoring each other, there for each other.”

Artzt herself works with each student one on one. “It’s not like she puts them in the classes and that’s that,” says Alan Sultan (Mathematics), who helped shape the program. “She sees them again and again during the semester, she’s always asking about what’s going on in their lives, she takes a real interest in them, and they feel this.”

Students are prepared to expect diversity of all sorts in the classroom, and they learn methods designed to respond to a variety of needs. “The thing we try to prepare our students for are the typical 80 percent of all students who do not want to learn math and see no value in it,” says Artzt. During fieldwork, students are taken to observe and reflect on excellent teachers. “They all witness the same pedagogy that has been intentionally chosen,” explains Markinson. “We know what we want them to see. Then they have deeply reflective assignments that have them analyzing what they saw.”

Continuing Commitment 

To date, 312 students have graduated from TIME 2000. Most have had stunning success in their careers, with about 9 out of 10 teaching math well beyond their two-year commitment, and several working as assistant principals or principals. “We have an excellent retention record,” notes Artzt. “Nationally, the retention record of teachers is dismal. If they make it to five years, it’s a miracle. To our knowledge, approximately 88 percent of our graduates are still teaching.”

Queens College faculty also benefit from the program’s innovative structure, in which conversation, advising, and mentoring are key. Sultan credits TIME 2000 with enriching his own pedagogical experience. “I was a good teacher,” he recalls, “but I would go into the classroom, I would do my thing, I would go home, and that would be the end of it. But in the program, I got to know the students. I got to talk to the students. It was a step up.”

The annual Celebrating Mathematics Teaching conference is a showpiece of the student-centered TIME 2000 community. The event offers attendees—hundreds of high school students and their mathematics teachers along with TIME 2000 students and faculty—a chance to enjoy participating in mathematical explorations presented by exemplary teachers.

Lessons Learned

This year, Christine Franklin, an emerita professor from the University of Georgia as well as a fellow of and K–12 statistics ambassador for the American Statistical Association, will share lessons from more than 40 years of teaching experience. In the afternoon, 18 workshops—many led by TIME 2000 alumni—will engage attendees in fascinating, interactive experiences.

The alumni will be in familiar territory. TIME 2000 majors begin participating in Celebrating Mathematics Teaching as freshmen. Markinson recalls guiding speakers around, assisting them, and speaking on student panels. She credits the yearly conference with cementing students’ sense of themselves as future math teachers. “They look around on Conference Day and they say, ‘Wow, look what I am a part of. I’m a part of something tremendous and really special that people care a whole lot about.’”

The need for well-prepared math teachers is more acute than ever, especially with the decline in math skills among secondary students. However, though noting new challenges like the pandemic and artificial intelligence, Markinson takes an optimistic view of the future. “I know that TIME 2000 will react appropriately in a way that supports our students and is in touch with the needs of students in the schools,” she says. “I can say with 100 percent confidence that the program faculty are lifelong learners. Nobody is stagnant, everyone is looking to evolve . . . . every semester we’re tweaking things, changing things, adding things, making them meet the needs of learners in 2023 and 2024. That excites us. We see that as our mission so that when we send our TIME 2000 graduates on interviews and into the classrooms, they know what they have to do.”

In Memoriam

John Behrens ’66

John Behrens, who spent 35 years at Queens College, teaching physics and heading the physics labs, died on July 18. He was 92.

Behrens began working at this campus after graduating from Westchester Community College and serving four years in the Air Force as an airplane and engine mechanic stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi. His love of physics led him to the love of his life, QC Physics Professor Joan Demerest. They married and settled in Dix Hills, raising two daughters.

In retirement, Behrens and Demerest moved upstate to Skaneateles, where he gardened, played golf, and took daily walks with their two chocolate Labrador retrievers.

Predeceased by his wife, Behrens is survived by his daughters and their spouses, and his grandchildren.

Charles Crawford

Charles Crawford, a physical education teacher at Queens College, passed away on August 11.

An athlete all his life, Crawford grew up in Queens Village and attended Xavier High School, where he was on the varsity football, basketball, and baseball teams. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College, a master's degree from the University of Maryland, and a Doctorate in Education from New York University. In 1967 he succeeded Robert Salmons as coach of the men’s basketball team, a position he would hold through 1976. Retiring to Cape Cod, he played and umpired senior softball.

Crawford is survived by his wife; his sons, daughters, and sons- and daughter-in-law; and his seven grandchildren.

Lisa Delange MLS ’04

Lisa Delange, a lecturer in culinary arts at Kingsborough Community College and co-author of the textbook Professional Culinary Calculations, passed away on July 22. She was 52.

“Librarian or Chef Instructor . . . why choose!?!” Delange noted on her LinkedIn entry. Pursuing both, she completed a BA in English from Barnard College, an AOS in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, a BS in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, an MA in Food Studies from New York University, and an MLS from Queens College.

Before joining the KCC faculty in 2012, Delange taught at the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, New York University, and Johnson and Wales University in Miami, and was a researcher and writer for the Food Network. She also worked as a young adult librarian in Rye and Mamaroneck and as an outreach librarian for MyLibraryNYC, which expands student and teacher access to books in the city’s public library system.

Delange is survived by her husband, son, mother, sister, and extended family.

Cornelius Foley, ’61, MSEd ‘65

Cornelius Foley, whose career took him from education to prominence in state government, died on July 23.

Upon graduating from QC, where he majored in history and education, Foley entered the U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He was assigned to communications on the USS Long Beach CGN-9, the Navy's first nuclear-powered surface ship, and the USS Lawrence DDG-4. a newly commissioned guided missile destroyer. His commitment over, he resumed his education, earning an MSEd from QC and a doctorate from New York University.

Foley taught social studies in Lynbrook public schools before becoming a finance and legislation specialist for the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services. He went on to work for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and serve as assistant secretary and deputy secretary to the governor for education, local government, and the arts. In 1988 Foley was appointed president of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. He subsequently held positions with the State University of New York Central Administration and New York State United Teachers, stepping down in 2010. In retirement, he traveled, followed the Mets and the Giants, and patronized the Rensselaer Public Library.

Foley is survived by his wife, his children and their spouses, and his grandchildren.


Jack Herschlag ’53

Writer, entrepreneur, and sports promoter Jack Herschlag died on July 26 at the age of 91.

At QC, Herschlag majored in English and minored in education. A member of the varsity track and cross country teams, he was sports editor and then top editor of the weekly student newspaper, The Crown. In his senior year, he organized a trip to the Soviet Union for U.S. college newspaper editors but couldn’t join it himself: By the time group left, he had been inducted in the U.S. Army, which sent him to Korea as a high-speed radio operator.

Demobbed, Herschlag worked as a reporter and editor at Women’s Wear Daily and spent five years as advertising manager for the film division at Walt Disney, planning and executing ad campaigns for feature films. Then, leveraging his expertise in fashion and advertising, he moved over to the National Association of Men’s Sportswear Buyers (NAMSB), which brought thousands of suppliers and retailers to its semi-annual trade shows in New York City. He would stay with the association for 36 years, retiring as its executive director in 2004.

During his years in business Herschlag took on numerous entrepreneurial ventures, from co-authoring books to developing Halfcourt Basketball, Inc. with the help of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry. Halfcourt Basketball promoted three-on-three tournaments

in dozens of U.S. cities, leading to the eventual debut of three-on-three basketball as an Olympic sport.

Retirement allowed Herschlag to resume his earlier interest in oil painting and serve in numerous charitable organizations. Active in local politics, he was Democratic

District Leader and a member of the Montclair, New Jersey, Democratic Club for 30 years. In 1992, he headed the first Bill Clinton presidential campaign in the town.

Herschlag is survived by his wife, psychologist Judith Knox Herschlag, whom he married in 1976. His first wife, Harriet (Singer) Herschlag, died in 1971. Predeceased by his older brother, he is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law; younger brother and sister-in-law; granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

To honor his memory, friends are invited to support the Dead End Boys Scholarship Fund at QC.

Steven Malin ’72, MA ’73 

QC faculty member and alumnus Steven Malin passed away on May 30. He was 71.

Malin completed undergraduate and master's degrees in economics at Queens College and obtained a doctorate in the same field from CUNY.

From 1990 to 2007, he was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He served as a spokesperson on matters pertaining to New York federal policy. Additionally, the bank's board of directors appointed him corporate secretary, acknowledging his significant contributions to the organization. 

Malin dedicated several years to teaching macroeconomics at his alma mater, and his classes were immensely popular. He possessed a deep knowledge of the economics literature, drew valuable insights from his professional experience, and had a wonderful sense of humor. 

An exceptional athlete, Malin had a deep passion for baseball, supporting the QC team after his graduation. In recognition of his outstanding dedication, the Department of Athletics and Recreation named him the Queens College Faculty Member of the Year in 2013. 

Malin is survived by his wife, two children and their spouses, and three grandchildren. 

Grace Marie Robbins

Grace Marie Robbins, an alumna whose marriage to novelist Harold Robbins made her a celebrity in her own right, died on July 19. She was 91.

Robbins, nee Palermo, was a casting director at Gray Advertising when she met her future husband. They exchanged vows—she for the first time, he for the second—moved to the house they built in the south of France, and had a daughter. Putting her casting talents to use on behalf of an orphanage, Grace Robbins booked Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin, Josephine Baker, and other A-listers for a series of galas. Later, she worked on events for charities including the Thalians and the Princess Grace Foundation.

Robbins eventually took up singing and, after the end of her marriage, writing, releasing the memoir Cinderella and the Carpetbagger: My Life as the Wife of the “World’s Best-Selling Author,” Harold Robbins (the title referenced one of her ex’s most popular potboilers, The Carpetbaggers).

Robbins is survived by her daughter, son-in-law, and rescue dog.

Bernard Solomon

The Queens College community belatedly learned that Bernard Solomon, a professor of Chinese in QC’s Department of Classical and Oriental Languages for nearly 25 years, died last December.

Solomon, who held a BS in Mathematics from the City College of New York, found his calling by serving in the Army Cavalry Corps: He enrolled in the Army Language Training Institute in California to study Chinese. Then he went to Harvard University, receiving an MA and PhD in Far Eastern Languages (now East Asian Languages). He held positions as a research assistant on the Harvard-Yenching Institute Chinese-English dictionary project and a Fulbright Research Fellow at Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana before joining the faculty of the State University of New York at New Paltz as assistant professor of Chinese.

In 1962, Solomon arrived at QC. Over the next 24 years, he taught modern and classical Chinese language, literature, and civilization, and founded the programs in Chinese and East Asian Studies. His scholarly works include The Veritable Record of the T’ang Emperor Shun-tsung and On the School of Names in Ancient China. He was also co-editor of The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms by Ssu-ma Kuang.

Richard Whalen ’57

Journalist and presidential consultant Richard Whalen died on July 18 at the age of 87.

An English and political science major at QC, Whalen hit the fast track after graduation, in five years landing staff positions at the Richmond News Leader in Virginia, Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine. His epic Fortune profile of Joseph Kennedy, researched without the cooperation of the subject or his family, became a best-selling book—The Founding Father—and changed the course of Whalen’s career. He joined a DC-area think tank, wrote speeches for Richard Nixon, broke with him bitterly, and served more happily as an advisor to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Whalen is survived by his wife, whom he met at QC, and their three children and four grandchildren.

Heard Around Campus
John Dennehy headshot

John Dennehy

Nathalia Holtzman

Headshot of Yoko Nomura

Yoko Nomura

Anoop Balachandran (FNES) received coverage of his recent weight-training study in a Washington Post article, which quoted him . . . . Jamie Cohen (Media Studies) gave a talk at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change. NBC News cited him in “Inside the online world of people who think they can change their race.” He is also quoted in Vlog like nobody's watching | The Digital Fairy posted by Digital Fairy . . . . John Dennehy (Biology) secured a five-year, $699,469 National Science Foundation grant for Collaborative Research: HSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Developing a Wastewater-based Epidemiology Student Training and Education Program at CUNY . . . . Associate Provost for Innovation and Student Success Nathalia Holtzman commented on Queens College’s participation in a consortium that will help migrants apply for asylum; Mayor Eric Adams announced creation of the consortium at a press conference August 2 . . . . Seogjoo Jang (Chemistry and Biochemistry) wrote Quantum Mechanics for Chemistry, published recently . . . . ​Delaram Kahrobaei (Computer Science, Mathematics) was quoted in “AI ‘Watermarking’ Tools Emerging To Tag Machine-Made Content,” published in Bloomberg Law. She was recently appointed to the board of directors of Friends of IHES, a not-for-profit organization that supports the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques . . . . Do Lee (Urban Studies) is part of a team that received a Sundance Documentary Fund grant to develop a nonfiction film about their research and activism with food delivery workers in New York City . . . . Yoko Nomura (Psychology) is mentioned in Science’s recent profile of neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd . . . .

Núria Rodríguez-Planas

Doug Rushkoff

Headshot of Anthony Tamburi

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Maria Pio (Godwin-Ternbach and Susan McCullough (SEYS) wrote an essay on museums/education and teacher collaborations that appeared in Issue 17 of Viewfinder, a publication of the NAEA Museum Education division . . . . Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Economics) will present “Unintended Effects of the Flexible Grading Policy,” a paper she co-authored with Mehlika Ozsoy, at a National Bureau of Economic Research seminar on Friday, September 15. Earlier this summer she published (with Alan Secor) “College students’ social capital and cohesion, resilience, and mental health,” issued as IZA Policy Paper #201: . . . . Doug Rushkoff (Media Studies) is the subject of a profile, “Doug Rushkoff Is Ready To Renounce the Digital Revolution,” published in May by Wired magazine . . . . Joe Sanchez (GSLIS), in partnership with Manga in Libraries, has been awarded a grant of $315,598 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will focus on teenage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) manga enthusiasts to learn how and in what ways librarians can better serve BIPOC teens . . . . Kara Schlichting (History) moderated a panel at The City’s recent Open Newsroom on preparing for climate change and extreme weather in New York City . . . . Anthony Julian Tamburri (Calandra Institute) took part in an August 16 presentation in the municipality of Settefrati on Una nuova e più grande Settefrati sul suolo d'America (A short history of Italian immigrants from Settefrati). Mario Vitti had emigrated from Settefrati in the first half of the 20th century and settled in Stamford, Connecticut, where he wrote this short history of people from Settefrati; originally published in 1959, the book has been edited by Tamburri, who accompanied the reissued text with an English translation . . . . President Frank H. Wu spoke at a Presidents' Alliance briefing on immigrant students in higher education, August 2. He was also interviewed for an episode of the NYC Men Teach video series, Education in Color . . . . The 1976 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team—which included Gail Marquis ’80--was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August.

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